Death — something to talk about

Talking about death won’t kill you — but sometimes it can be frightening or awkward. The 100% Certainty Project promotes books to read and talk about, which will help to get conversations started about what’s important to you when you face what is inevitable.

Read. Reflect. Talk about books.

Talk about death. Live your fullest life.




gritLIT 2021 Readers and Writers Festival

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Thanks for joining us at gritLIT. We had a great conversation with authors Dakshana Bascaramurty and Christa Couture.

“Reaching out to people when you remember the person that they lost and sharing stories, especially if they’re stories they’ve never heard before, I think that’s so powerful”  

Dakshana Bascaramurty, author of This is Not the End of Me

@DakGlobe, #gritLIT2021

We are currently planning another virtual event — watch this space for details!


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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs but Caitlin Doughty, bookcover. Sold red background, black cat silhouette with yellow and white eye slit.

Author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition in a factual, hilarious and candid way.

W.W. Norton & Company Ltd.

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Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese, bookcover, moody sky, single farm house, wintery feeling, one reveresed out puzzle piece

In this heartbreaking story between a father and son, Medicine Walk, set in the dramatic landscape of the BC Interior, is a 'walk' of discovery, of redemption and of closure.

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Feeding My Mother by Jann Arden, bookcover. Dark blue background, multicolour floral design along the top, side and bottom.

In Feeding My Mother, Jann shares what it is like for a daughter to become her mother's caregiver — in her own frank and funny words, and in recipes she invented to tempt her mom. Full of heartbreak, love and wonder. 

Penguin Random House Canada

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Everything Happens for a Reason And other lies I've loved, by Kate Bowler, bookcover. Off-white background with faded handwritten And other lies I've loved, overlaid with green and blue brushed bands with reverse title type.

... With a colourful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives and doctors, Everything Happens for a Reason tells Kate Bowler's story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. 

Penguin Random House

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“Reading these books gave me the courage to talk to my parents about what they wanted.”


~ Maria, University Student

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